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England and Costa Rica Friendlies: The Embarrassment Continues…

Hello and welcome to another edition of “Spain, the World Champions, Have Embarrassing Performances in Meaningless Friendlies”! Today, we have special guests England and Costa Rica, who will tell us how easy it is to make La Roja look miles away from the team that won in South Africa last year.

You mean that just throwing talented players at the pitch is not enough?

You mean that just throwing talented players at the pitch is not enough?

But first, let us keep a moment of silence for all the bandwagon fans who have stampeded over to the Germany NT bandwagon… we won’t miss you!

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Call-up for the England and Costa Rica friendlies

November 7th, 2011 | By: Ade C. | Comments Comments(0)

… aka, Del Bosque does it again. And again. And again. Until you feel your head will explode if you have to look at the same names (tired, old names) one more time.
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), José Manuel Reina (Liverpool), Víctor Valdés (Barcelona)
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Euro 2012 Qualifiers: Czech Republic 0, Spain 2 and Spain 3, Scotland 1

October 14th, 2011 | By: Ade C. | Comments Comments(0)

Just as Del Bosque refuses to make changes to his squad selection, Spain refuses to make changes to the script of all its competitive matches since the World Cup: tidy, if uninspired, wins against the Czech Republic and Scotland sealed a perfect qualifying round for the Euro 2012.
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Call-up for the Scotland and Czech Republic matches

September 30th, 2011 | By: Ade C. | Comments Comments(0)

Vicente Del Bosque has released the list of players called up for the qualifying matches for the Euro-2012, against the Czech Republic in Prague, and against Scotland in Alicante.
If you were expecting a surprise… well, remember who we’re talking about.
Here, have my fave pic of Marquis Del Bosque.Here, have my fave pic of ... [read more]

Spain 6, Liechtenstein 0, Or, Spain Qualify for the Euro 2012

September 8th, 2011 | By: Ade C. | Comments Comments(0)

This right here is bullying. Luring poor Liechtenstein to Logroño, trapping them in the stadium, scoring six goals, not giving them a chance to speak up…

It was a pretty standard evening for La Roja, apart from the fact that Del Bosque continues to baffle us by putting midfielders in the CB position when there are natural CBs on the bench ... [read more]

Spain 3, Chile 2, Or, Bonding Over Terrible Friendlies

September 3rd, 2011 | By: Ade C. | Comments Comments(0)

After a string of awful friendlies that saw our position at the top of the the FIFA ranking slip to second place, and with the rocky divorce between Real Madrid and Barça players over the latest Clásicos to make things even more difficult, the friendly against Chile looked like a pretty good test of character.

Which might be why no one ... [read more]

Call-up for the Chile friendly and Liechtenstein Qualifier

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